A relaxed, stylish and modern inner-city tap bar, offering an insane amount of draft keg options for beer explorers

103 North Road

01273 695358

Bison Beer North Laine

Bison’s inner city tap bar offers an insane number of draft options for modern craft explorers


As you enter the space you are left in no doubt you are in a tap bar. We counted a staggering 14 draft taps, not to mention the copious options in the fridge; however cask is nowhere to be seen

The style throughout all floors is contemporary and stylish in a recognisably playful Bison way. Clean cut and raw, industrial elements such as the raw wood and block concrete bar are softened by colour, plants and a subtle sense of humour splashed on the walls. The floors are connected by what looks like a bespoke yellow circular staircase. You get the feeling that no expense has been spared in the finish.

We can strongly recommend the eats from Humble Kitchen, which span nine different burgers, various jazzed-up portions of fries, plus their moreish small plates. These guys started out doing pop-up beer and food pairing evenings and have a knack for making grub that pairs brilliantly with beer. We note that between noon and 5pm on weekdays you can get a burger and fries for only £9.

All in all Bison have cracked it with their inner city tap bar. Bison Beer North Laine is relaxed and stylish while not taking itself too seriously. In offering an insane number of draft options – but giving the cold shoulder to cask – they are squarely aiming at the modern beer explorer, which coupled with the decor suggests they are aiming at the modern craft beer explorer, and for that kind of person it is a real playground.

Bison Beer North Laine rounds off an excellent portfolio of Bison branded drinking options across Brighton and Hove, which includes their bar/bottle shop in Hove and the Bison Beach Bar on Marine Parade.